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Old 10-06-2015   #1
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Smile my camera came in!!!!

so my epson r-d1 came in! first image with it and "industar 50\2.8"! any tips or tricks?
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Great!

Get wider lens, if not already.
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What would you recommend? budget is important also will a "star-d sdef-180" flash work?
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I'd be careful with any flash from the film era; many of them have a voltage level that can kill digital cameras.
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What would you recommend? budget is important also will a "star-d sdef-180" flash work?
I'm not R-D1 user, but my bet - CV 21 or 25 will be the best and cost effective choice.

I'm not sure if old film camera flash will works. Where are plenty of cheap modern flashes on e-bay. I have one from them, it is known company:
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-ourproduc...tegory=1.Flash
They have e-bay store.
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will a jupiter 12 work? it looks kinda big
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Old 10-06-2015   #7
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i use a 21 as my 'go to' because it translates to about a 32mm fov in 35mm terms. i find that i get great DOF for street shooting, storytelling or landscape. coupled with your 50mm, which is a nice 75mm portrait fov on the rd1, thats a nice kit right there. a 35mm lens will translate to a 50, so to me, theres not so much of a difference with your adjusted '75mm' industar, plus youre not getting a wide angle. just my 2.
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will a jupiter 12 work? it looks kinda big
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Old 10-06-2015   #9
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i am loving this thing!
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this is the image
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Im so getting another Epson,

Even with a M8, the RD is king for 50's.

28 is a stellar fov on the RD, maybe a cheap Orion-15?
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I dont know what orion are.. are they coupled? M39?
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I'm on my third one, they love the CV21. Put the frame lines on 28 and use the entire viewfinder. I have a Jupiter 12 that works well on it too. There's a character to the images it makes l just love.
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should i leave the lens on at night? or put the body cap on? does it matter where it is focused???
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Definitely leave the lens on. Otherwise, they get lonely at night.
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Old school RF users leave shutter at 1 sec and focus at minimal focus distance.
Where are some technical reasons for it, not just traditions.

Do not dismount lens for no reason, less dust you'll get on the sensor.
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Set up at min focus(this one i understood not preasure on the RF mech), At 1 sec exposure And not cocked^^
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Isn't the M9 shutter always cocked?
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Just leave the lens on until your ready to change them.

No need to worry about anything else with the Digital RD, maybe fold your lcd in for the night is all.

Oh and check your battery, charge or chznge with a fresh unit.
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I'm going to recommend leaving the lcd out all the time. As they get older the wires want to break. Get a good protector for it.
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